Updated: Feb 6
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The Sundance Institute has announced the feature film lineup for the 2023 festival, taking place January 19 – 29, 2023, in person in Utah, along with a selection of films available online across the country January 24 – 29. The selection includes Competition titles, the Premieres section, and the Midnight section, with 101 feature-length films representing 23 countries, 94 percent of which are world premieres.
This year’s program includes plenty of familiar names, with new films from Nicole Holofcener, Ira Sachs, Brandon Cronenberg, Sebastian Silva, Cory Finley, Justin Chon, Nicole Newnham, Maite Alberdi, Roger Ross Williams, Sophie Barthes, Lana Wilson, Davis Guggenheim, Rebecca Zlotowski, Anton Corbijn, and many more.
Notable actors at this year’s festival range from Jonathan Majors in “Magazine Dreams,” Daisy Ridley in “Sometimes I Think About Dying,” and Sarah Snook in midnight opener “Run Rabbit Run.” Other notable names found throughout the lineup include Ben Whishaw, Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth, Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat, Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Emilia Jones, Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Phoebe Dyvenor, Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Gladstone, Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Nicholas Braun, Geraldine Viswanathan, Eliza Scanlen, Patti Harrison, Ayo Edebiri, Alice Englert, Harris Dickinson, Adele Exarchopoulos, and many more.
The 2023 festival will mark a return to in-person events after two years of virtual-only offerings, though a robust assortment of programming will be available for online viewing after the festival’s first five days. That includes all Competition titles (U.S. Dramatic, U.S. Documentary, World Cinema Dramatic, World Cinema Documentary, and NEXT), films from across other sections of the feature film program, the Indie Episodic Program, and the Shorts program.
“La Pecera” / Puerto Rico, Spain (Director, Screenwriter, and Producer: Glorimar Marrero Sánchez, Producers: Amaya Izquierdo, José Esteban Alenda) — As her cancer spreads, Noelia’s ultimate decision is to return to her native Vieques, Puerto Rico, and claim her freedom to decide her own fate. She reunites with her friends and family, who are still dealing with the contamination of the U.S. Navy after sixty years of military practices. Cast: Isel Rodríguez, Modesto Lacén, Magali Carrasquillo, Maximiliano Rivas, Anamín Santiago, Idenisse Salamán. World Premiere. Available online.